Displaced people arrive at the Jlaighem crossing in east Homs Province, central Syria, on April 4, 2019. Dozens of displaced families on Thursday left the Rukban camp in southeast Syria and arrived at the Jlaighem crossing in the Syrian Desert, state news agency SANA reported. The Rukban camp is home to 50,000 displaced Syrians, who are suffering cold weather and lack of supplies. (Xinhua)
DAMASCUS, April 4 (Xinhua) -- Dozens of displaced families on Thursday left the Rukban camp in southeastern Syria and reached a crossing point in the Syrian Desert, state news agency SANA reported.
The displaced Syrian families reached the Jlaighem crossing in the eastern countryside of Homs Province in central Syria after leaving Rukban camp near the U.S.-controlled al-Tanf area in the remote southeastern countryside of Homs, SANA said.
Thousands of civilians are being held by the U.S. forces and their mercenaries in the camp, it added.
The Syrian government has repeatedly accused the U.S. forces in al-Tanf of preventing aid convoys from reaching the Rukban camp, which is controlled by the rebels near the Syrian-Jordanian border.
On Feb. 19, the Syrian government opened two humanitarian corridors near al-Tanf for the evacuation of people from Rukban.
The Rukban camp is home to 50,000 displaced Syrians, who are suffering from the harsh humanitarian situation because of the cold weather and lack of supplies.